I’d say you have put it better and more succinctly than I have.
I’d only add that I think the government should be sourcing and supplying the good stuff to the general public since they may not source it on their own. Korea did that by subsiding KF94 masks and insuring wide distribution via pharmacies and purchase limits. The US public is a bit less civic minded, so our distribution model might have to be a lot different, but I think is worth doing.
I’m all for that. But we still need wide, high quality mask distribution because there may be covid variants the current vaccinations don’t prevent. Masks are going to be an important part of responsible people’s lives for a long time.